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Longines-Wittnauer 8mmm Camera, Cine-twin Model WD400, 1959

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Northeast Historic Film: A Camera Is Its Own Projector. The Longines-Wittnauer 8mm Cine-twin Model WD400.


William O'Farrell Fellowship Awarded

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NHF is pleased to announce that the 2012 award goes to Oliver Gaycken, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of English. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF.


2011 Annual Fund Donors

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Last year's Annual Fund is now in the record books as our most successful to date!  A record 209 members, supporters and friends responded, a 21% increase from 2010. I'd like to thank everyone who donated.  Your help makes a big impact in our programs. Please click HERE to see a list of contributors. 

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Eric J. Schwartz’s love of film fueled his push for preservation of old movies

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Eric Schwartz has been a friend and supporter of Northeast Historic Film since the 1980s, presenting at the 2001 Summer Symposium on "Home Movies and Privacy."  He has been one of the most influential figures in helping shape and develop the world of film preservation.  It's nice to see


Thank You

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This year NHF is celebrating our 25th anniversary. We are what is known as a "publicly supported nonprofit organization", or 501(c)3 as the IRS calls it. We haven't stayed around this long because we worked really hard, wrote a lot grants, or sold a lot of DVDs and popcorn, although that all helps. The real reason we are still in business has to do with that "publicly supported" part. Two crucial ways the public supports us is by joining as members and donating to our Annual Appeal.


Stillman Field Trip

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One of the most enjoyable things about working at NHF is taking an occasional field trip to pick up a collection. Recently I found myself in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY where I had the great pleasure of meeting Amelia Stillman who conveyed the last portion of the films her late husband John S. Stillman wished us to have.


In Memoriam: Alan Kattelle

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We are saddened by the death of Alan Kattelle on December 8, 2010. For many years Alan was a mentor and dear friend. When Northeast Historic Film established an advisory board in 1997, Alan was one of the founding members. We will miss his wise counsel, his encyclopedic knowledge and generous spirit.

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